Econooc

Niamh Damery
Product Design

College
University of Limerick

Contact
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Niamh Damery

Econooc

Econooc is conservation beehive made from natural and repurposed materials. I wanted to make a product to help biodiversity but didn’t want to create more waste. The primary materials used are mycelium (what mushrooms grow from) along with remoulded waste plastic and bamboo composite. Econooc is modular which makes it easy to repair and can be completely broken down at end-of-life. My aim with this hive was to get people engaged with biodiversity, make keeping a hive more accessible to a wider range of people and engaging the public in the Native Irish Black Bee conservation efforts . The Econooc calendar teaches the users about the internal activity of the hive, about what is happening in their garden and provides tips for them to develop a more biodiverse garden. The calendar is made from paper embedded with wildflower seeds which the user can plant to encourage pollinators.

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